Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results, Einstein is often quoted as having said.
Credit Steve Anderson, Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director, for Monday's apology for a whopper of a claim that state spending has dropped nearly $2 billion since 2010.
While America slept -- or at least while the left ate their organic ostrich burgers, drank their jackfruit-guava-flavored vitamin water and tweeted "cleverly" about Marco Rubio's "Watergate" -- Canada was preparing to counter a growing threat to the nation.
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, was asked last week at the celebration of Black History Month in Toronto if he thought that the time was ripe for an African pope.
A Carnival cruise ship was adrift 150 miles off the coast of Mexico after an engine room fire.
This week, as the Senate decides whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Valentine's Day approaches, it's worth noting that most domestic violence victims don't ask for roses, chocolate or federal funding.
Can the media get over their collective obsession with weight?
When I was 10, the school that hosted my Cub Scout pack told us we needed to find a new home.
A fumble on the goal line. An interception returned for a touchdown. A missed game-winning field goal in the closing seconds. Most view these as just part of the game of football. But could these things actually be the work of God?
I hate Super Bowl parties. My wife would prefer that I not open this column with that sentence. "We'll never be invited to another one," she says.
The daily toll of gun murders, and the increasing frequency and scale of mass shootings, have finally forced Washington to rethink gun policy.
Each year, about 30,000 people are killed and 300,000 violent crimes are committed with firearms.
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the Defense Department would lift the ban on women serving in combat, marking another significant milestone for equality in our nation.
President Obama has decided to move ahead with a variety of gun control measures, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed a new assault weapons ban.
When you are on the Fox News' ticker for the wrong reasons, it's time to put things into context.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would hardly recognize America in 2013, the 50th anniversary year of his world-famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
U.S. presidents should not be sworn into office with their hand on a Bible.
As the year 2012 drew to a close, events in the Middle East dramatized two competing trends: demands for change pushed forward by popular democratic movements, and an authoritarian response that combines intransigence with strategic adaptability.
It's clear from the coverage of the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for the 24th secretary of defense that many of those opposing him do not know him personally, as I do.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet with President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss the post-2014 American presence in Afghanistan.
To the surprise of many, including me, President Barack Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary.
Since the December 14 mass killing in Connecticut, we've seen a lot of finger pointing. Too many guns. Not enough guns. Powerful lobbyists. Insufficient mental health services.
You're about to make a decision that will affect millions of travelers. Your decision may please them or it may infuriate them.
2013 will be a year of harsh change for the tech industry. We've just experienced five years of rapid, messy and disruptive innovation, and smartphones and tablets aren't the future any longer -- they're the present.
Even for someone who has written more than 2,000 columns over the last 20 years, sometimes the words come out wrong.
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